The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, began the final day of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK by visiting the Isle of Wight.
Cowes had prepared a right Royal reception with a 21-gun salute and Parade of Sail by superyachts to herald and celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. Thousands of people gathered and cheered on the Parade and Princes Green.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh began their journey early this morning onboard the yacht Leander. The Royal party alighted from a tender at Trinity Landing and took a short walk along the seafront stopping to unveil a new plaque to mark the visit.
The Royal party then viewed a short performance from Cowes school children before continuing on foot to Cowes RNLI Lifeboat Station. The Queen officially opened the Lifeboat station and launched the new RNLI Lifeboat Sheena Louise.
Following a short detour through the Island Sailing Club, the couple travelled by launch to Cowes Yacht Haven. where they viewed presentations from local marine organisations.
The Royal Party departed Cowes for the New Forest onboard a maroon-red Sikorsky helicopter.
In the afternoon The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were to visit the New Forest Agricultural Showground where they were met by the President Mr Alan Titchmarsh.
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